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What Has God Called Every Citizens to Do?

The Christian Perspective / Chris Hughes
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July 19, 2022 5:30 am

What Has God Called Every Citizens to Do?

The Christian Perspective / Chris Hughes

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July 19, 2022 5:30 am

Pastor Tom Kakadelis and Chris Hughes talk about how Pastors and Christians have a

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It's one of America's most important, influential and respected voices on cultural issues and apologist and offer you is the founder and assuming for America foundation, Dr. Chris Dodd with the weight you meet of what we do want to encourage you to go inside up to be a member of the citizens of America foundation. You can go to citizens for America fun of your newsletter. Learn about events we have coming up. We have a great trip coming up in just a few weeks right here in June to tour Washington DC learn how our nation was felled on Christian principles in God's hands all over monument that user Bible verses all over Washington DC were taking a trip to Washington the first week of June I will be leading the tour love to have you join me were taking another trip in September and were doing a trip of a lifetime. On December 26 we are going to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Jesus in Israel. You can learn about all these trips and so much more. Citizens were America Of course we want to thank the host of our Christian perspective studios Mid-America Baptist theological seminary coming from you from from you.

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I encourage you to have your children, grandchildren, or you yourself, check out the collagen Mid-America your great Christian education. Learn about whatever field I want to learn about, but there will be a this critical race theory or his other job is being taught secular schools across the country. Even if you're starting a secular subject. You can learn to have a biblical worldview and take that into your life after college. Maybe you already thin ecology, looking to continue her education Mid-America Baptist theological seminary. It is a great place to get a masters or doctorate degree and you don't have to be a pastor just because you go to seminary is just a great way to get another degree and get it from a biblical and Christian perspective. You can learn more MA that MA was picking up after having a great education like my guest today is Tom Keck about list and peccadillo. Starla butchered a number of your fame again. I cannot speak I hear I have any with me is you limited subject abilities that are friend for many years, we we passed each other, going at events all over the place, but especially when I'm in North Carolina I see a lot of you. Tom is the pastor outreach director for the North Carolina family policy Council and for those you the listing across the country. You don't have to live in North Carolina depreciate will talk about today and their policy councils and probably I don't know if you know Tom probably every state across the country and basically these are Christian organizations that help Christians develop biblical worldviews and there really on the forefront of fighting for issues in their individual state capitals and and Tom Fekete.

Ellis is in North Carolina. He works with pastors and outreach, and Tom, thank you so much for being with us on the Christian perspective today. Chris, thanks so much for having me at the pleasure to be with you. Well hopefully I will get tongue-tied anymore of this video several hours a day about my tongue and vibrator not coordinating but no, I just wanted tell you your once in a while you have a special friend of the show and Tom is just a man who has impacted me in a way that he doesn't know he is powerful testimony. He loves the Lord and he believes in defending our nation and taking a stand for Jesus and a liberal culture that we have our country today and I'm just so honored that you're with us, before we talk about some issues and what you're doing with the policy Council and I didn't warn you about this so look out but I wanted and not a problematic share with our listeners tell them who Tom is and and then if you don't mind because I really like this part of it always like to ask my guest to share how they came to know Jesus because we might have people listening, who were Christians, or maybe the listing Tom and the Christians, but they think will my testimony about exotica somebody.

Also, I should tell anybody what Jesus and what we learn by hearing these testimonies every day is your Jesus touched each of us in a different way and you don't have to have some exciting you know I used to be a jail.

Laura was in the gutters a drug addict. Testimony to be able to touch a lot of the somebody else when Jesus tells us will of the people that Jesus wants us to share our story what God did in our lives. The judge other people. So can you cannot tell us about you and your family, your background yet you think that ended up in Oregon. I was born in late Jan was born and raised in Connecticut and and spent a number of years there week family and one brother who's a Christian counselor and Warrenton Virginia and the northern Virginia and he is also pastoring a church in front Royal, so he's lived in Virginia about 30 years, has three children of his own and then Wendell and my wife and I been married 44 years and we have two adult children and seven grandchildren out somewhere like to have them in and I've got two of them actually with me here at the house today as we we are finishing up a memorial day extended weekend with family so it's good to have them. I I came to know the Lord as my Savior.

In June 6, 1972 leading up to that was a time where I had one of the wayward streaks of high school I was I was really I think more directionless than I was in trouble and it was a matter of just realizing that my purpose in life had to have more than what I was anticipating in and thinking about and it was at that point I was encouraged to my mom encouraged me to visit Jesus coffeehouse up back in the 60s, late 60s and 70s that was the thing and they had coffeehouse set up Bible studies and people would would come in they would take in the wayward and the helpless and at that point my life I was neither. I was certainly without purpose, and I knew that there had to be more to and I sat down with a young man who had a pretty rough background and he led me to an understanding of what it meant every relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and it was at that point I realized I needed to be forgiven of my sin and that Jesus did that for me and I received in that night in June.

Now going on just about just about 50 years ago, so it'll happy just on my my second birth birthday is coming up here in a week so that's that's how it happened but it wasn't until later in early through college that I realized there was more to walking in the Christian life that it was about just simply becoming a believer and fortunately I was connected with a really good church first Baptist Church in Atlanta and my pastor. There was very helpful and of me getting up solid understanding of what the Scriptures meant what they what they taught a belief that that the Bible was God's infallible, inerrant word that I could count on. I could depend on. And at that point my life I really needed that it and so as I began my walk as an adult working and I was at that point, was a project manager for a construction company. The Lord really touched my life and I yielded to the call to ministry full-time and so that happened in 1977 and a year later, I married my now wife of 44 years and really the rest is rock 'n' roll history. That's kinda what led to the place in the journey that began back then that paved the way for me to become pastor now 40 years and working with candidates and in working on policy issues and networking pastors that I do now.

Thank you for sharing your testimony.

I love what you said but having a relationship with Jesus because that's what it is.

It's not a religion of Christianity is a about a relationship with Jesus Christ. That's what we we all need to have with you going to college in Atlanta that while you're in Atlanta yes I was a student at Georgia Tech on I will attempt I got I got connected there and it was really it was a number of people that really wade into my life go through navigators and some the other ministries around campus.

Josh McDowell and others that that were actively going from campus to campus talking about what it meant to be a Christian and what it meant to face the conflict via the conflict in the world and will what relation with God would do to manage that and help Fadden overcome that and and that was really where I found my foundation yet you mentioned first that is Atlanta. This Charles Stanley Sterger

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